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de·vour / diˈvou(ə)r/ • v. [tr.] eat (food or prey) hungrily or quickly: he devoured half of his burger in one bite. ∎  (of fire, disease, or other forces) consume (someone or something) destructively: the hungry flames devoured the old house. ∎  read (something) quickly and eagerly: she spent her evenings devouring the classics. ∎  (be devoured) (of a person) be totally absorbed by an unpleasant feeling: she was devoured by need. DERIVATIVES: de·vour·er n. de·vour·ing·ly adv.

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Devour ★ 2005 (R)

Jake (Ackles) and friends play a deadly Internet game called “The Pathway” that assigns its members bizarre tasks that initially seem harmless, but soon turn violent. Fascinating premise, but too many intertwined plots and themes involving uninteresting characters leave viewers confused and bored. 90m/C DVD . Shannyn Sossamon, Dominique Swain, William Sadler, Martin Cummins, Jensen Ackles, Teach, Robert Stewart; D: David Winkler; W: Adam Gross, Seth Gross; C: Brian Pearson; M: Joseph LoDuca. CABLE

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devour XIV. f. devour-, tonic stem of (O)F. dévorer — L. dēvorāre, f. DE- 3 + vorāre swallow.